Are you the kind of person who’s never happy with the way that you look? Do you lack the confidence and feel shy around other people? Being comfortable with who you are and how you look is not something that comes naturally to everybody. Some people have to work very hard to embrace who they are. It’s not always the easiest thing to do, but there are ways to overcome any negative thoughts you might be having and accept yourself. Many will have serious insecurities or are constantly striving for perfection. Here are some ways to remove such stresses from your life forever.

Don’t Look to Other People for Validation

In order to feel comfortable in your own skin, you have to find your own self-worth rather than looking to other people for their validation. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be a people pleaser as long as it doesn’t take over your whole life. If you allow this to happen, you’ll be restricting yourself to only seeing yourself through other people’s eyes. It is your own wants and needs that are important, not others.

Build Your Own Self Worth

The only way to be truly comfortable with who you are is to work on building your own self-worth. There’s no magical hack for this one, and you’re going to need to work on overcoming your feelings of insecurity, self-doubt, and discomfort. Of course, you’re going to be your own harshest critic but go easy on yourself. There are going to be some things you can change, which you can if you feel it will help the way you see yourself. For example, a simple procedure such as coolsculpting in Tampa can help you remove those stubborn love handles you’ve been working on with exercise and healthy eating to no avail.     

Recognize the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Becoming more self-aware is all about recognizing the good, the bad and the ugly bits about yourself. It’s not something that is going to happen overnight but work on it, and it will allow you to be more confident. A good exercise will be to look at your strengths and weaknesses and make a list. This is an exercise that requires no judgment, just a realization of who you are and how you fit into the world.  

Make Your Own Rules

Being comfortable with who you are can be very difficult. Especially when you are constantly bombarded with media images of the perfect human body. You’ve only got to open a magazine or visit the movies to feel that you really don’t fit in with the so-called ideal. Culture and the media are constantly telling us how we should look, act or feel. If you don’t live up to these, then you’re left feeling insecure, uncomfortable and self-conscious. Rather than trying to fit into these images learn to appreciate your body and who you are because you are just as beautiful, if not more so than the next human being.

One last piece of advice is to surround yourself with positive people and let their positivity influence your own. Constantly listening to people who aren’t comfortable in their own skin will only bring you down.   

 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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